As the sun slowly rises behind the Sydney Harbor Bridge, ferry traffic starts, back and forth as a well-orchestrated ballet. Soon, Sydneysiders are flooding Circular Quay. The ferry terminal is at its busiest and you're sitting by the river, sipping on your coffee.
Starting the day at The Opera Kitchen terrace is the perfect place to watch the show while being served your first meal of the day, overlooking the bay and its "Coat hanger" as the locals call, the Sydney Harbor Bridge!
The menu is as diverse as the Opera House program. From classical to modern, light to hearty, everything is there to suit your taste buds. All these colourful arrangement passing by are tempting you, increasing your appetite as the delicious smells follows the sight. Choices include macadamia, quinoa and pineapple muesli, toasts with 3 sorts of bread, even gluten-free, with jams or the traditional "Vegemite" or, as breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, what about the full house breakfast? With its "smoky bacon, pork & sage sausage, roast tomato, roast mushroom, chilli beans, fried eggs and sourdough", it is filled with prime ingredients and certainly sounds like the perfect start for a great day - but the choice is yours.
Now, there you are, on the other side of the world, enjoying your "brekky" nestled under the majestic sails of this world heritage site, the Sydney Opera House. Feeling special, feeling blessed, what a treat!
Prices range from 4.50 to 24.50 AUD. The Opera Kitchen is open 7 days a week from 7:30am till late.
TIP: The Opera Kitchen do serve lunch, dinner and even have a good range of spirits for a drink later in the day but if you want to beat the crowd, go for breakfast!